Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2009
Hindu Finally Understands the Incarnation
The story is told of Hindu who was being witnessed to by Christian missionaries. He wondered at this strange concept he was told of that was called the incarnation—the claim the missionaries made that the Great God who created the world entered human
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2009
Astronaut James Erwin Realized that God Walking on Earth was More Important the Man Walking on the Moon
Astronaut James Erwin is one of but a few men to walk on the moon. As he stood upon the lunar landscape and looked up at the earth, he prayed for the first time in his life. He thought about the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 23, 2009
Premature Infant Connects Voice of Grandfather to His Touch
A man by the name of Max DePree related the following heart-touching story: Esther, my wife, and I have a granddaughter named Zoe, the Greek word for life. She was born prematurely and weighed one pound, seven ounces, so small that my
Contributed by Scott Wakefield on May 17, 2010
Found at http://www.christianstandard.com/articledisplay.asp?id=783
In an article for Christian Standard magazine, preacher and college president Matt Proctor reflects on the Incarnation:
My 5-year-old, Carl, and my 3-year-old, Conrad, love it when I dress like them. After they put on jeans
Contributed by Troy Borst on Jul 15, 2001
Robert C. Shannon in James W. Cox, The Minister’s Manual, 1995, p. 347
Celsus was the first great skeptic. He once asked, "What has Jesus given to the world that that no one else has given?" Someone answered, "Himself!" Yes, that’s Jesus’ magnificent, stunning gift to the world.
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Aug 21, 2001
Illus.: “$25 For A Crippled Puppy”
A farmer was sitting on the front porch one summer evening when a newspaper boy came to deliver his paper. The boy noticed a sign on the porch which read, “Puppies For Sale.” He got off his bike and said to the farmer, “How much
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 4, 2001
Because Jesus was God, He could not sin. He could sin as a man, but He could not as God. It would be like taking a hollow cane pole and a steel rod that is small enough in diameter to fit through the pole. The cane pole represents Jesus’ humanity; the steel rod represents His deity. If you
Contributed by Joel Pankow on Sep 6, 2001
One day some manure came out from a prize bull - landing right in the middle of the walkway. It thought to itself, “I’m going to rise above the rest of this dung. I’m not going to live in the gutter - I’m going to be great and famous. That same day, a farmer’s hat fell off on top of the manure.
Contributed by Dana Chau on Sep 8, 2001
Paul Harvey tells the story about a family on Christmas Eve. This family had a tradition where the Mother and children would go to the Christmas Eve service, and the Father would stay home and read the paper. When the family returns home from church, they would all gather to open up their
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Oct 11, 2001
Illus.: “The Furnace Keeper”
One of the ancient kings of Persia loved to mingle with his people in disguise. Once, dressed as a poor man, he descended the long flight of stairs, dark and damp to the tiny cellar where the fireman, seated on ashes, was tending the furnace.. The king
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 9, 2001
There is an old story about a man in China who was walking on a rain slick road. He lost his footing & fell into a ditch filled with mud. He kept sinking deeper & deeper in the mud. The more he struggled to get out of the ditch, the deeper he sank.
As he was sinking in the mud Buddha came
Contributed by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2001
Why Come to Earth
One winter night the man heard an irregular thumping sound against the kitchen storm door. He went to a window and watched as tiny, shivering sparrows, attracted to the evident warmth inside, beat in vain against the glass.
Touched, the farmer bundled up and trudged
Contributed by Steve Malone on Dec 1, 2001
STUBBORN JOY--Communion Meditation
"No man had more reason to be miserable than this one – yet no man was more joyful.
His first home was a palace. Servants were at his fingertips. The snap of his fingers changed the course of history. His name was known and loved. He had everything –
Soren Kierkegaard, the great Danish theologian told this story:
A prince who wanted to find a maiden suitable to be his queen. One day while running an errand in the local village for his father he passed through a poor section. As he glanced out the windows of the carriage his eyes fell upon a
Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2001
I believe that a picture of Jesus’ birth has been painted throughout the years of a quiet and calm night in which everything was still and hushed. I don’t think so.
Let’s think about if for a moment. What if every man in this country had to go back to his hometown on January 31, 2010 and register
Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 9, 2001
The land of Persia was once ruled by a wise and beloved Shah who cared greatly for his people and desired only what was best for them. One day he disguised himself as a poor man and went to visit the public baths. The water for the baths was heated by a furnace in the cellar, so the Shah made his
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Dec 10, 2001
HE SENT HIS SON
Pastor Clifford S. Stewart of Louisville, Kentucky, sent his parents a microwave oven one Christmas. Here’s how he recalls the experience:
“They were excited that now they, too, could be a part of the instant generation. When Dad unpacked the microwave and plugged it in,
Contributed by Todd Hudnall on Dec 10, 2001
When Almighty God, the creator and possessors of all things, came to earth, He left the riches of Heaven to become a man. More than anyone who ever lived, Jesus realized that earth was not His real home. He was simply a pilgrim, a sojourner, on the great mission of redemption. He didn’t come to
Contributed by Scott Sharpes on Dec 18, 2001
Here he was:
The eternal one, caught in a moment of time.
The Omnipresence corralled in a cave manger.
The Omnipotent cradled in a helpless infant who could not even raise His head from the straw.
The Omniscience confined in a baby who would not say a word.
The Christ who created the heavens
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 25, 2001
He Moved Into the Ward With Us.
Dr. John Rosen, a psychiatrist in New York City, is well known For his work
with catatonic schizophrenics. Normally doctors remain separate and aloof
from their patients. Dr. Rosen moves into the ward with them. He places his
bed among their beds. He lives the